Megan Alexis Metté is a lens-based artist interested in examining the idea of home and what it takes to feel comfortable in contemporary society. She uses abstract imagery to question our expectations of ideal environments, and the things that we do to feel in control. Constantly interrogating her surroundings and making realizations along the way, she explores the space between the beautiful and the unsettling, the real and the fantastic, the nightmare and the daydream. Using the frame to embrace these contradictions, she reclaims the spaces and things around her, creating abstract canvases for our contemplation and making inert surfaces come to life.
Megan’s personal projects can be found both in print and online in publications such as Don’t Take Pictures, Afterimage, and Of the Afternoon. She has received numerous honors and exhibitions, sharing work coast to coast, including a first place award from Jennifer Blessing, photographic curator at the Guggenheim; a solo exhibition award from CEPA Gallery; and a prize for Creative Photographic Concept in the Vision Art Awards at the 464 Gallery in Buffalo. Her work was featured in the exhibition A "Womanhouse" or a Roaming House? "A Room of One's Own" Today at A.I.R Gallery in Brooklyn, and again in Portland, Oregon, for the exhibition Color Space: Contemporary Photography at Black Box Gallery.
Megan is often drawn to interdisciplinary collaborations, working with musicians, dancers, and other visual artists on special events such as Delayed, Echolalia, and [un] sound spaces. She can also be found educating a diverse group of individuals from a variety of backgrounds in lens-based media and designing print and online materials for artists and organizations across the United States. Megan Metté holds an MFA in Imaging Arts from the Rochester Institute of Technology, and a BFA in Photography from the University of Louisville.
For commissions, campus visits, purchases, exhibition opportunities, or any other inquires, contact Megan at firstname.lastname@example.org.